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  • Tribal college, USDA partner to open Head Start building on North Dakota reservation
    September 24, 2014
    FORT TOTTEN, North Dakota — The U.S. Agriculture Department is partnering with the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota to open a new Head Start educational facility on the tribe's reservation.
  • ‘Nation to Nation’: Full of the intriguing, often maddening details of history
    September 23, 2014
    When the National Museum of the American Indian opened a decade ago this month, the tone, design and scholarship of the exhibitions were unlike anything else in Washington.
  • CSI Class Popular at Black Hills Learning Center
    September 16, 2014
    A class in crime scene investigation proved to be so popular in early September that the staff at Black Hills Learning Center (BHLC) had to find a larger room to hold it.
  • Olympian Shares Achievement at Tribal Summit
    September 4, 2014
    Athlete Billy Mills was orphaned at the age of 12. Through his tough times, he never thought he would win an Olympic gold medal, but he did. And today, the United Tribes Technical College Tribal Leaders Summit honored Mills for the hope he's brought to his people. The mission of ICWA, first founded in 1978, is to keep or reunite Indian children with their families.
  • College Fund Poised for Growth
    September 3, 2014
    From small local tribal colleges to regional and national institutions, more Native students are opting for a college education, on their terms, than ever before. Simply by doing what needs to be done, tribal colleges are leading the national trend in higher education to develop programs that serve their own community.
  • My Peace Corps Experience as a Native American
    September 2, 2014
    Growing up on a Native American reservation has profoundly impacted my life choices and career path. My community members and surroundings taught me about the worldview of my people, and the knowledge I acquired from community elders continues to influence how I interact with others. As an Indigenous person, I represent where I come from along with my community's core values, including love, faith, compassion, service, and dedication to community. These values are instilled in me. They are who I am. My personal goal is to be of service to my community and I have realized the acquisition of knowledge is one avenue to accomplish my goal.
  • Education on the North Slope: Local Iñupiaq Teachers Needed I?isa?vik College
    August 31, 2014
    Like many regional entities and programs, the Uqautchim Uglua (Language Nest) initiative at I?isa?vik College works for indigenized education and Iñupiat educational self-determination on the North Slope of Alaska. Unlike some other programs, however, Uqautchim Uglua is relatively new, designed in 2011 and implemented in 2012. But the roots of the program, and the issues which it is intended to address, go back much further.
  • Gerald One Feather, Oglala Sioux Leader and Education Advocate, Walks On
    August 27, 2014
    He was the youngest president, at age 32, in the history of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and he founded Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Gerald One Feather walked on Thursday, August 21 at a hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Four Challenges Facing Native Students Today
    August 27, 2014
    American Indian college students heading back to school this fall face tough challenges. Some are common to all college students and some are unique to Native students. Many American Indian students begin their post-secondary education at a tribal or a community college, so this discussion focuses primarily on those institutions.
  • The 15 Least Expensive Colleges in the United States
    August 27, 2014
    The least expensive and final tribal college on the list is Dine College in serving Navajo Nation in Arizona. Dine is a large community college housing over 2,000 students serving 27,000 square miles of Navajo Nation.